Contemplating time –
»Ecclesiastes 1:2-4: “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” What profit has a man from all his labor in which he toils under the sun? One generation passes away, and another generation comes; but the earth abides forever.
»Job 14:1-2: Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; he flees like a shadow and does not continue.
»Psalm 90:10: The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
»Isaiah 40:6-8: All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
»James 4:14: For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
»I John 2:17: And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
When you consider the above truths (believe the Bible or not all of the above are true) it is quite a wonder that man races around trying to gather “stuff” while here. How much better to race around doing stuff for the less fortunate. That way, when it is all said and done and your few miserable years come to a close, you won’t have any stuff for others to covet and destroy but you will have something to take with you.